Global Information Society Watch 2017

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs)




Coordinating committee

Karen Banks (APC)

Valeria Betancourt (APC)

Deborah Brown (APC)

Anriette Esterhuysen (APC)
Flavia Fascendini (APC)

Emilar Gandhi (Facebook)

Jac sm Kee (APC)


Project coordinator

Roxana Bassi (APC)



Alan Finlay


Assistant editor, publication production

Lori Nordstrom (APC)



Lori Nordstrom

Valerie Dee


Graphic design


Phone: +598 2400 1685


Cover illustration

Matías Bervejillo


APC would like to thank the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for its support for Global Information Society Watch 2017.



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ISBN: 978-92-95102-83-5


ISBN: 978-92-95102-84-2

APC Serial Number: APC-201711-CIPP-R-EN-DIGITAL-274


Disclaimer: The views expressed in the introduction, thematic, regional and national reports of GISWatch are not necessarily the views of APC or of its members.


 A special edition of GISWatch, “Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words", is being published as a companion edition to the 2017 GISWatch annual report. It looks at the history, challenges and achievements of NRIs, as recounted by their organisers. It  is available at